CASTELLO DEL ARTE
This chateau was originally built in the second half of the 15th century as a fortified castle, but was modified several times in the course of history, most recently in the beginning of the 19th century. Because of the many successive renovations, the chateau lost a lot of its architectural value. The former “corps de logis”, a free-standing castle tower, has since disappeared. The drawbridge was replaced by a graceful bridge with three arches that opens onto a gate building in neo-Gothic style, dating from the mid-18th century. Nevertheless, the chateau was protected as a monument in the early 1990s. For a long time the domain was property of a noble family, but they live in another, bigger chateau. The property was leased for a period of 30 years to a famous artist, who not only restored and refurbished the buildings, but also realized a number of art projects. After his departure, the domain was put up for sale by the owners. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get in… Yet… So for now only these outside shots.